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Puerto Plata health authorities implement measures against AH1N1 Influenza

PUERTO PLATA. – The authorities of the Ministry of Health in this province, launched a crusade to prevent the circulating H1N1 influenza virus in 6 provinces, according to the epidemiological bulletin. The Provincial Director of Health, Dr. Wadi Musa, explained that across the country there have been launched a campaign to prevent the spread of the AH1N1 flu as a disease highly contagious respiratory caused by a virus.

Musa said the symptoms of AH1N1 virus are high fever over 38 degrees, cough, a sore throat, mucous secretions in the nose with slight bleeding, severe headache, bad muscle aches throughout the body. For now, the Provincial Health in Puerto Plata has taken 25 samples suspected, of which only six have been positive, with 4 men and 2 women in some parts of the Atlantic province. The health official said that if a person has a fever and two or more of these symptoms, you should go immediately to the nearest health center as this disease is spread from person to person through coughing, sneezing or hands infected with nasal secretions.

Preventive measures:

Wash hands thoroughly with soap and water, when sneeze or cough cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or forearm, just take medications as prescribed by a doctor, avoid traveling to countries where they are reporting cases of influenza.

In the world there is no vaccine against  AH1N1 influenza virus. According to epidemiological bulletin issued by the Ministry of Public Health, the provinces where the AH1N1 virus is active are Santo Domingo, San Cristobal, Santiago de los Caballeros, Puerto Plata, Mao and San Pedro de Macoris, in the latter place there was the death of a pregnant woman. It is for these reasons that health authorities launched a vaccination campaign against AH1N1 influenza, especially in vulnerable groups such as pregnant women, because these pose the greatest risk of contracting the disease.

Source: Puerto Plata Digital

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